Heart disease kills approximately 600,000 people per year in the U.S., making it the number one cause of death in the country for both men and women. This startling statistic is even more shocking when you consider that some of the causes of heart disease are within your control. A proper diet, regular exercise, and not smoking all decrease your risk of developing heart disease. If you or someone you love has heart disease, trust Tulane Medical Center, a New Orleans hospital, to provide quality care from experienced cardiologists. Before it gets to this point, however, you can take steps to improve your diet for the sake of your heart. Explore our infographic to learn how to make smart food choices for your heart health. Eating smart can also be delicious, as you’ll see! Please share with your friends and family to promote awareness about the importance of heart health.